The Citizen Jane Film Festival sets the bar high, hosting such a large event while giving an exclusive look behind the scenes. In addition to putting on a stellar festival,CJFF offers an in-depth look into the Citizen Jane Film School with a brilliant cast of moderators and panelists.
The times correspond to the first day in the run of the festival, October 19 – October 21. For more information on Citizen Jane Film Festival visit their webpage.
Friday, October 19 (12-4:30pm)
CITIZEN JANE FILM SCHOOL
@ Studio A, Stephens College/Columbia Access Television
Come join us for candid conversations that go behind-the-scenes of filmmaking and get a taste for the films and filmmakers at the fest.
12-1:30pm Superwomen: Amazing Feats in Filmmaking!!
Do you have to be a superwoman to survive in film today? Sometimes it seems so. Listen to filmmakers from around the world talk about how they managed to successfully overcome obstacles while making their films and doing so much more along with filmmaking. Our guests this year are not only filmmakers, but also musicians, teachers, mothers, and even a physician! They share behind-the-scenes stories about the challenges of making their films as well as how they do this and everything else.
Panelists: Juliet Bergh, Julia Dyer, Capella Fahoome, Kim Sherman, Kris Swanberg, Ronna Gradus & Jill Bauer
Moderator: Kerri Yost
2-3pm Short Cuts: The Art of the Short Film
Short films are often the hidden gems of film festivals (where else can you see these unique films on the big screen?) and can jettison the career of a filmmaker. But don’t be fooled—it takes a very long time and a lot of talent to make a film that’s only minutes long. These short filmmakers discuss how their experiences and share their tips in the art of short filmmaking.
Panelists: Kat Candler, Hannah Fidell, Kelly Gallagher, Megan Hague, Emily Friend Roberts, Jacqui Joyce
Moderator: Andrea Sporcic
3:30-4:30pm Women in Film: The State of the Union
Even though the tools of filmmaking are more accessible than ever before, there are fewer female directors today than there were 10 years ago. And it keeps getting worse every year! Why is this? When females make up more than half the population, why do only 5% make movies today? And what does this mean about the films we see on the big screen? Meet women at the forefront of changing this gross underrepresentation of women in film.
Panelists: Miriam Bale, Michelle Davidson, Kristen Fitzpatrick, Brittany Huckabee, Sara Lamm, Kerri Yost
Moderator: Julia Reichert